I'm Amanda Blissit, but you'll often hear others call me Mandy.
I began my career in the wedding industry in January 2006 as a wedding coordinator. After a couple of years I merged my company with a new venue in the area. While I was there I developed their in house floral program. After almost eight years, over 600 weddings within that time, and a growing family, it was time for me slow down and go back out on my own. I wanted to stay in the the events industry and with the wonderful clients that I have such a connection with.
Thus Blume Haus was Born in 2014.
Since then Blume Haus has soared only by the grace of God, the amazing event vendor community and the clients who have trusted us with their visions. We have won TheKnot.com Best of Weddings award every year, worked with more corporate accounts, expanded our office and our Blume Haus Team. I've now been in the industry for 13 years and have been involved with over 800 weddings and events.
I have a unique understanding of San Antonio area brides: their needs, their wants, their inspirations and aspirations. Therefore, I have a very unique approach to event design and customer service which my clients always enjoy. I'm a stickler for details, symmetry and all things luxury flowers! I'm not here to just design your event, but to make the process
easy and enjoyable!
photo by: Snapchic Photography
What is the one thing you cannot resist: Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Where is your favorite place to be?: At home with my people.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?: England. It’s so moody and imperfect looking and full of such cool history and diverse culture and the people have the best sense of humor.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?: All my jobs have been pretty normal
Any favorite line from a movie?: “So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead. The thing to remember is if we're all alone, then we're all together in that too.” - PS I Love You
Tell us something that might surprise us about you: I sing! & play guitar
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?: Play piano by ear
What are 3 words you’d use to describe Blume Haus?: Interesting, creative, fun
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?: Quit my job ;)
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Take a nap
What is the first concert you attended? Hilary Duff
What music is on your iPhone/Android phone? Worship music, synth pop, & Taylor Swift
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? The dishes
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Top 2: C.S. Lewis, Taylor Swift
What has been your favorite project while at Blume Haus?: Big, long, designers choice boxes.
What's your favorite holiday? Christmas
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Sam Wise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings
photo by: Snapchic Photography
What is the one thing you cannot resist?: Chocolate
Where is your favorite place to be?: Home
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Paris. The history & BECAUSE IT’S PARIS.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? Thank God I have never had a weird job.
Any favorite line from a movie?: “You had me at ‘Hello’” - Jerry McGuier
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.: I know how to dance salsa
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Fly a plane
What are 3 words you’d use to describe Blume Haus? Challenging, Unexpected, Fun
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?: Talk to my financial advisor
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?: Drink coffee
What is the first concert you attended?: Prince
What music is on your phone? 80’s
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Taking the trash out
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Top 3: Jane Austen, George Washington, Keanu Reeves
What has been your favorite project while at Blume Haus? Big, tall designer’s choices.
What's your favorite holiday?: Christmas
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?: Pepper Stark
photo by: Snapchic Photography
What is the one thing you cannot resist? Warm french bread-- with butter!!
Where is your favorite place to be? On a beach with a cocktail in hand!
Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? Hong Kong! The city is such a unique blend of Western and Asian influences paired with some of the best food I have ever had.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? Luckily, all of my jobs have been pretty normal!
Any favorite line from a movie? I can barely sit through an entire movie, let alone watch the same one more than once.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you. I have lived in 4 of the 5 largest cities in Texas.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Cook without recipes
What are 3 words you’d use to describe Blume Haus? Collaborative, engaging, fluid
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Travel with no limits!
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Reorganize or redecorate something
What is the first concert you attended? Spice Girls
What music is on your iPhone/Android phone? A little top hits, a little 80’s-- thanks to my husband
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Going to the grocery store, curb-side pickup is everything!
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Princess Diana
What has been your favorite project while at Blume Haus? Pure greenery designs
What's your favorite holiday? Christmas!
photo by: Snapchic Photography
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Planning an event or wedding is stressful enough.
We make the floral design process as easy as possible.
It starts with a consultation. This can be in person, virtually via Facetime or Google hangouts, or via email. Prior to our meeting well send over a consultation worksheet so we can come to the meeting with your style and color themes in mind. You'll leave your consultation feeling excited and so much lighter knowing that Blume Haus completely understands your vision. Soon after, you'll receive a detailed priced proposal.
PRIVATE & CORPORATE PARTIES
Major life events always call for a major celebration. Blume Haus can assist
through the whole process so you can enjoy your event knowing all of it is
being professionally managed and brought to life!
Blume Haus will gently guide you through the process of planning your wedding and designing your florals to bring your wedding day vision to reality.
The number one question we receive is about pricing.
Pricing is very dependent on the time of year your event is being held,
the types of blooms you're most interested in, and the size of your pieces.
Below are typical pieces and their average price range.
Your specific pricing may vary of course.
Ceremony Altar Piece: $225+
Arch/Arbor Decor: $500+
Floral Aisle Markers: $25-50
Small Accent Pieces (Sign in/Cocktail) $25-65
Low Floral Arrangement: $75-150
Tall Floral Arrangement: $225-350+
Weddings in March - June & October - December will require a $3,000 minimum product subtotal for delivery and set up.
The rest of the year we require a $2,000 minimum product subtotal for delivery and set up.
Delivery/Set Up/Strike: 20% of subtotal, on average for events of 300 people or less
(additional fees may apply depending on location and size of your event)
Orders falling below the minimum required amounts will be available for pick up from our shop.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROVISIONS:
We are beyond heartbroken for all of our clients whose events are being affected by this pandemic. We share in your pain, in the fear of all of the unknown in regard to the health and safety of you and your loved ones, and as you navigate your event through all of the changing rules and restrictions.
To help make it easier to navigate your event with us, we have put the following provisions in place. When you book a date with us, that means that we cannot book that slot for anyone else. If you do choose to move your date with us, thats means that you’ve effectively booked two dates on our calendar and that these provisions are not a penalty but represent a fair compensation for both dates.
Not more than 60 days prior to the event, Client may reschedule an event during the COVID-19 pandemic only if official public health and government agencies prohibit such gatherings or reducing the capacity of Client’s event venue by more than Fifty Percent (50%). Potential dates for rescheduling Client’s event will depend upon the availability of Blume Haus and any applicable restrictions imposed by official public health and government agencies.
If attendance to the Client event is reduced by mandate of public health officials or government agencies, Client will be permitted to reduce the value of the products provided by Blume Haus by up to Thirty Percent (30%) of the original contract value without penalty. If Client elects to cancel this contract in lieu of rescheduling the event, Client will forfeit all monies paid, and the cancelation clause in the original contract will stand.
If Client wishes to reschedule their date not due to official public health or government agencies mandates or guest restrictions below Fifty Percent (50%), there will be a $500 date change fee for the first date change. If a second date change is needed, the client may do so by canceling the original contract and booking a new date with Blume Haus. The cancelation clause in the original contract will stand.
New dates cannot be rescheduled for a Holiday weekend.
In any case, Client is responsible for reimbursement of all floral products actually
purchased by Blume Haus expressly for this particular event.